Going to the chapel? Make a U-turn and head to City Hall instead.
Marriage on the brain? You may want to consider dealing the deal at City Hall. Sure, while most City Halls have all the charm of the DMV, there are a handful across the country that are upping their game. And with the cost of big, lavish weddings bordering on obscene, many young couples are choosing to ditch the pomp and circumstance and run off to their local City Halls to say "I do" instead. Here are the top five cities that offer the most glamorous City Hall wedding experiences.
And if you should find yourself in need of a witness? Well, there are two local characters who can fill double roles for you. Goran Veljic and Braulio Cuenca are wedding photographers whose sole businesses revolve around City Hall weddings. Between their combined 24 years of experience they have served as both photographers and last minute witnesses at thousands of weddings.
Of course, if you really want to get fancy, and you don't mind being married before 3pm on a Saturday, the City of San Francisco offers an elegant yet economical wedding package. For $4000, you can rent out the stunning Rotunda for two hours, have up to 200 guests, and just party down.